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Melica transsilvanica Red Spire

Melica transsilvanica Red Spire seeds


Very striking specimen grass growing up to 6 feet tall! In early summer, bears deep red , satiny flower spikes on upright stems above foliage which emerges light green, turning auburn with age. Easy to grow from seed and a rapid grower which should reach 60 cm in the first year. Excellent for dried and cut flowers.

Hardy Perennial
Flowers: Early summer
Height: 150-180cm
Position: Sun or semi-shade and well drained soil

Packet of 25 seeds



Sowing Instructions: Sow any time of year except early to mid summer.  Sow thinly onto the surface of a moist, free-draining peat based seed compost (eg. Levington). Do not cover seed and do not exclude light which is beneficial to germination. Propagate at about 20C in a propagator, greenhouse or on a windowsill indoors sealed in a polythene bag. Germination should occur in 10-90 days and can be erratic hence the need to sow the seeds thinly so seedlings can be potted up without disturbing the rest of the seeds too much.

Growing Instructions: Grow the seedlings on, shaded lightly from direct sunlight and when large enough to handle, pot up individually into 8 or 9cm pots. When large enough, plant out in a sunny or semi shaded position in well drained soil.

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